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Suggest treatment for fever, chills and body pain

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: Fever Chills achy symptoms that are very flu
like


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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Malaria and UTI need to be ruled out. Take antipyretics.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Most often the mentioned symptoms occur due to certain viral infections. Irrespective of treatment, it usually takes 5-7 days for spontaneous resolution. All you have to do is to take paracetamol or acetaminophen as required for fever. However, since you have chills and since it can be associated with urinary tract infections or malaria it is worthwhile to get the blood count, smear for malaria parasite and urine for routine microscropy and culture done.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

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Brief Answer: Malaria and UTI need to be ruled out. Take antipyretics. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Most often the mentioned symptoms occur due to certain viral infections. Irrespective of treatment, it usually takes 5-7 days for spontaneous resolution. All you have to do is to take paracetamol or acetaminophen as required for fever. However, since you have chills and since it can be associated with urinary tract infections or malaria it is worthwhile to get the blood count, smear for malaria parasite and urine for routine microscropy and culture done. Let me know if you have any other queries. Regards